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Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant

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Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
+353 42 937 6193
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited here recently for dinner they had a huge car park and we weren't waiting very long for a table I have the chicken wings for starter and they were lovely but the service wasn't great I asked for non fizzy orange juice and they gave me fizzy apple juice but apparat from that the service was excellent the... More 

Thank Eolan W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is a one-off and well worth a visit. there is so much "stuff" both inside and out that you could easily spend the day here just pottering about. their halloween offering has to be experienced - and the food is good too!

Thank S0par
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic 3 course meal. Large portions with great flavours. Good atmosphere. Recommend booking in advance to be safe. Busy times can vary

Thank jamespete
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and lovely setting but was very disappointed with length of time we had to wait for our table which we had booked. When I book a table I expect to be taken within 10mins not 50 minutes later. That isn't good enough. We then had about a 35min wait between starter and main which is also shocking but... More 

3 Thank cup09
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easter Monday must be one of the restaurants busiest days however we need not have worried as the service and the food just fantastic.We where immediately shown to our table menus and carafes of water supplied immediately . Nine in our party all having various meals which can only be described as delicious. Our waitress Laura was brilliant very attentive... More 

Thank florencegraham20
Ennis, Ireland
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76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived, on a Thursday, at 12 noon for a 12.30 start to their food service. Good thing we did, as the place soon filled up. We chose from the regular menu. Shared starter of warm cheese with French Bread. Brown soda bread on the table, with Tomato Pesto and another green Pesto to dip into. Philly Steak sandwich, a Chicken... More 

Thank James R
Dunleer, Ireland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful display for Halloween. The children's menu is fantastic and the quality of the food is 10/10. I had a fantastic day here with 4 children and 6 adults. We had our sons first birthday meal here and we all had a great day. I also returned in December 16 for breakfast with santa and it was so disappointing!we... More 

1 Thank Louise F
Portadown, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I called into Fitzpatricks on a Friday night on our way back from golfing in Greenore. The place was very busy but we managed to get squeezed in at the bar. The service was prompt and the food excellent. I had roasted monkfish for my main and my son had lamb, both were superb. W hadn't eaten... More 

1 Thank Andrew G
Dundalk, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is delicious. The atmosphere is very charming. A bit pricey, but well worth the money. One of my most favourite restaurants in Ireland.

Thank amanday2k34
Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to Fitzpatrick's and I was not disappointed. While a little pricey for a pub lunch, it is definitely recommended for a special occasion. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. Food was served beautifully and I could not fault any item we ordered. The ambience is quirky and welcoming. Not my last visit!

Thank Lorna7575

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 6193

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Newry, Maine

Hi Catherine,

Firstly I would like to apologise to you and your party for what happened on the day that you visited Fitzpatrick’s. Secondly I try not to get involved in what’s right and wrong in public I do prepare to address these issues in private. I don’t reply too many of the comments made on this open forum (trip advisor), but in this case I feel compelled to stand up for my restaurant and staff over your thoughtless comments.

Your headline “Never will be back..what has happened to this place???” Maybe that would have been an excellent question to ask on the night in question with I will address now. I saw what you described as ..”a white mass plus what looked like either a white hair or thread (long) was baked into the bread” as I was on site in the night in question. It was not a hair or a thread but the seal of the flour bag up to now I don’t know how it got there as the flour is sieved to make the bread and it should not have been there but at no stage did any member of my staff put it there on purpose as every member of my kitchen staff and front of house are trained to meet very high health and hygiene standards I would personally like to meet you as you are so obviously perfect and have never made a mistake in your life.

I am heading into my 22 year in business here at Fitzpatrick’s and in all of those years we have we have had up until now only one instance of an item found in the bread. I am sure you will agree this is an excellent record.

I train my staff to do a good job at all times to their best of their abilities we strive to achieve a very high standard of service here at Fitzpatrick’s. On the night in question that you visited two members of my staff that were due to work were out due to illness, this created huge stress and pressure on the night. It was not a perfect service and some service standards did slip due to circumstances beyond our control. I can’t close the doors because two staff call in sick, my team banded together and tried their hardest to get through what was a very busy service. For example if Dublin football team had three players injured on All Ireland final day the manager is not happy but he would field the best team possible if they lose by three goals at least they turned up for the game played sure they lost but they did the best they could .

Running a bar and restaurant is very difficult, the staff turnover is very high. Consistency is a very hard thing to get right and maintain, without having to deal with social media sites who enable people to become key board warriors. We try very hard on a daily basis to welcome people to provide them with good service, to enjoy the Fitzpatrick’s experience. I would like to ask you if you went to the cinema and the film was delayed for 15 minutes or if you bought a loaf of bread in the shop and it was stale or if you got your car serviced and they did not fix it right would you go on line and slate the business’s and its staff in question. These kind of sites particularly target restaurants and not the type of business’s I have listed above i.e. the cinema the shop and the garage. You had a genuine complaint on the night but as I say we like to deal with things personally had you have given my staff a chance. These kind of reviews on trip advisor reflect very badly on not only my business but my staff who work so hard to try and achieve perfection with sometimes very little thanks

I employ 58 people at my restaurant and comments and headlines like your own is sole destroying to each and every member of staff. It is so disrespectful to read comments like these. A simple phone call or an email would have got a lot more respect. I notice that you reviewed us in 2012 (three years ago) it was a very positive review but by your own admission you have been here many times why not review us on the other visits you have had in the three years. I can assure you that my business has not gone downhill. But your comments make us stronger and push us to achieve our goals. Sorry your friend nearly got sick but it was not done on purpose it was a MISTAKE!!! My restaurant is busy every day and we run a waiting list to try and seat everybody if the place has gone downhill that badly I would have an empty restaurant no waiting list no staff and no business thank god the word has not got out yet!!! My family and my staff try so hard to make everyone’s experience an enjoyable one that you will want to return to every day of the year. . I do invite people to write comments and reviews if the place is dirty, staff being ignorant or not being pleasant this kind of feedback can be turned into a positive but a complaint like your own could have been dealt with on the night or privately

Thank You

Danny Fitzpatrick

over a year ago

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